Jerry Buckley is a commercial truck salesman in Nashville, TN. He attended a conservative Christian college in his home state of Tennessee, before earning a master’s degree in Communications from Murray State University. Buckley is a poet and an avid reader of the classics and southern Gothic literature.
Having endured a lifelong yin-yang relationship with the church - vacillating from believer to skeptic, from missionary to backsliding vagabond - he has stepped on, and fallen off each rung up the stairway to heaven. This perspective saturates the narrative of “Roll the Gospel Chariot”; that is, the unsettled mindset of a believer with doubts.
Buckley has been married for over thirty years, is father of two grown sons; and now the doting granddaddy to two young granddaughters. Buckley is a high schools and collegiate soccer official, with over twenty-five years of experience. He and his wife currently reside in Brentwood TN, along with their beloved half Labrador dog “Ice”.
Roll the Gospel Chariot
by Jerry Buckley
A beloved family pet sneaks into the church sanctuary and drinks the baptismal waters; emerging from the sacrament a new creature. She goes forth to grapple with demonic forces; before navigating the highs and lows of the religious experience, when she covets a spiritual gift. She discovers her true calling, when she is required to use her gifts to help alleviate the sufferings of mankind.
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